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Mercury Marine where is the impeller located on a 7.5 hp motor?

The water pump impeller on a 7.5 hp Mercury outboard, is located on top of the gearcase, and is driven by the driveshaft.

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How fast will a 2.5 hp outboard motor go?

You will notice on the throttle handle that there are three positions on the legend. "Really Slow", "Start" and "Slow".

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Find wiring diagram for 115hp Johnson outboard?

for most of these motors any tech manual from Johnson would mostly cover 90% of all of you questions...

however wiring schematics are very diffrent and I have been looking for a wiring diagram for a Johnson stinger II motor, not included in any recent manuals, so if anyone knows where to find one let me know

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What are some good books for boat owners or for someone thinking about buying a boat?

This is a nice varied list of books about both sailing and power boating, for the novice and the more experienced boatowner.

Chapman Piloting & Seamanship 64th Edition : The Boating World's Most Respected Reference

The Practical Mariner's Book of Knowledge: 420 Sea-Tested Rules of Thumb for Almost Every Boating Situation

How to Read a Nautical Chart : A Complete Guide to the Symbols, Abbreviations, and Data Displayed on Nautical Charts

Navigation Rules

Quick Reference Navigation Rules

The Complete Sailor: Learning the Art of Sailing

Getting Started in Powerboating

Boating 101: Essential Lessons for Boaters

Boat Docking: (Close Quarters Maneuvering for Small Craft)

Dockmanship

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Boating and Sailing (2nd Edition)

The Complete Book of Anchoring and Mooring

Pocket Book of Knots: Sailing * Boating * Household * Climbing * Fishing * Crafts

Nautical Knots Illustrated

Quick and Easy Boat Maintenance: 1,001 Time-Saving Tips

Boatowner's Mechanical & Electrical Manual: How to Maintain, Repair, and Improve Your Boat's Essential Systems

Sailboat Electrics Simplified

100 Fast & Easy Boat Improvements

DVDs:

The Encyclopedia of Boating Tips

Boating BasicsDVD

Handbook of sailing by Bob Bond

Another thought is to take the United States Power Squadrons Boat Smart Course. It's one night a week for four weeks and not only is it free, but it may help lower your insurance rates. Plus, in many states some sort of boating course is required and this course meets those requirements. Information on the location and times of courses can be found on the USPS website. Good luck.

:I'd like to add in the following to this already excellent list:

American Practical Navigator, Nathaniel Bowditch. This two-volume book came into print in the 1700's and has been kept carefully updated by various government offices. Bowditch, one of America's few well-known mathematicians, made the bold statement that he could write a book that would teach any seaman everything needed to learn how to perform any navigational task -- a pretty strong statement in the 1700's. And it does this. It starts with how to do arithmetic, progresses to mathematics and works its way up to spherical trigonometry, and also includes electronic navigation. The section on weather is priceless in its dry understatement of what a hurricane is like.

First Aid Afloat, Eastman, MD -- a hard core Real guide to what to do if you're out of communication and days from landfall, and something happens. Eastman is a good writer, medically accurate, and not afraid of giving you simple, how-to answers I've usually seen handled as CYA's. If you're planning long cruising, this inexpensive book in priceless.

You may also want consider taking sailing lessons from the Red Cross. I did, it's worth it.

You may want to check out 'The Mariners Handbook' NP 100, by United Kingdom Hydrographic Office

This is the go-to recommended to commercial shipping officers it is a book on everything nautical, it has information on most things you will encounter.

It is also very reliable as it is put out by the UKHO (the guys who make admiralty charts).

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What is the Weight of 1998 mercury 40 hp outboard motor?

approx, 220 lbs

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What is the spark plug gap for a 1994 Johnson 50 HP outboard motor?

The plug gap for a 94 model, 50 hp Johnson is .030-.035 in.

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What is the Correct spark plug for 1996 evinrude 175 hp?

The 1996 model, 175 hp Evinrude outboard spark plug recommendations......

Champion Ql78YC gapped at .030

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How fast will a 3.5 hp boat motor go?

A 3.5hp outboard will give you 8mph tops, which would be a normal walk to a slow jog.

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What oil mix for 125 hp force outboard?

50-1 mix for 125 force 1989

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What year is a Johnson 15 hp outboard model J15RCNC serial E5618555?

Johnson outboard, model number J15RCNC, is a 1982 year model.

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What spark plug for a 1957 18 hp Johnson outboard?

The 1957 model, 18 hp Johnson outboard, requires an Champion J4C, or NGK B8S, gapped to .030 in.

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How much does a 2-stroke 115 HP Mercury outboard weigh?

alot

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Proper spark plug for 1977 mercury 7.5 hp outboard motor?

The recommended spark plug for the 1977 model, 7.5 hp Mercury outboard is a Champion L78V, or NGK BUHW-2. Both brands are Perma Gap type plugs, with the Champion being the manufacturer supplied plug back in 1977.

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What is the fuel for 1957 35hp evinrude outboard motor?

24:1 fuel / oil mix. OMC didn't go to 50:1 until around 1962/63. That outboard was equipped with the 2 line pressure tank system. I would update with a fuel pump that they put on some 1958 and all 1959 models so you can run it off any fuel tank if it hasn't already been done.

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How old is mercury outboard 9.8 serial number 5713689?

1981 : SN 5713689 1980 : SN 55XXXXX to 56XXXXX 1981 : SN 57XXXXX to 58XXXXX 1982 : SN 59XXXXX to 61XXXXX hope this helps you out . here is the site link where i got the info . happy boating http://www.marineengine.com/parts/sierra_parts/8024/catalog.html?http://www.marineengine.com/parts/sierra_parts/8024/mercury_mariner.html?gclid=COX39_Po3JACFUV0OAodJUZ7Ww

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Why are the lenco Trim tabs on my boat keep blowing fuses.?

The Lenko brand trim cylinders themselves, are electric, rather than the hydraulic, which have been around for years. In most cases that I have seen this, water entering one, or both, actuators is the culprit. It is also possible that a section of lead wire has been bared, causing a shorting situation. The actuators are shipped with bullet connectors on the lead ends, so that disconnecting for troubleshooting is simplified. If you activate the trim switch, with the actuators disconnected, and still blow fuses, then you can deduce that the problem is forward of the actuators, in the lead wire, or switch itself.

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Where was the jet boat invented?

Invented in New Zealand by a man named Hamilton. Hence well known Hamilton jets.

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Who are the top ten all time MLB home run hitters?

Through the 2017 season, the following players have hit 600 or more career home runs (active players in bold caps):
1. Barry Bonds - 762
2. Hank Aaron - 755
3. Babe Ruth - 714
4. Alex Rodriguez - 696
5. Willie Mays - 660
6. Ken Griffey Jr. - 630
7. ALBERT PUJOLS - 610
8. Jim Thome - 612
9. Sammy Sosa - 609 10. Frank Robinson -- 586

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Sailing
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What size outboard motor for a 25 ft sailboat?

That depends on what type of usage you have in mind: For example, if you just want something to get you around the marina, 1.5 - 3.0 hp would be fine. If you want power on the open ocean when the winds are gone, you'll want something that is large enough to make headway without rattling the spine to pieces.

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Can a jet boat pull a skier?

yes

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What is spark plug gap for 15HP Yamaha Outboard?

NGK B7HS-10 - Plug Gap 0.9 mm/0.035 inFits 6 ('86 - '00), 8 ('86 - '04), Fits 9.9/15 ('84 - '04), 20 ('96 - '97), 25 ('84 - '04 2 cyl.), 25 ('96 - '02 3 cyl.), 30 ('87 - '02 3 cyl.), 40 ('84 - '04), C40 ('97 - '02 3 cyl.)

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Why should you watch your wake while operating a boat near other boats or when entering a congested area?

You should watch your wake when operating a boat near other boats or when entering a congested area because the wake may cause personal injury or damage from your wake hitting the other vessels and throwing the people around or equipment. Also, It is common courtesy to stay far enough away from them.

It is also important to mind your wake as there may be swimmers nearby, or fisherman who would prefer calmer waters. Furthermore, aside from watching your wake near other boaters, you also need to watch your speed in low wake zones, as seawalls can be damaged by the continual waves pounding against them.

The "wake" is the wave left behind as your boat moves forward, its size depends on your speed.

In congested areas the wave of the wake causes other boats to move and can make people fall.

"Watch your wake" means "reduce your speed" so that you do not endanger people.

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How Much does a 1990 evinrude 150 V6 weight?

The 1990 model, 150 hp Evinrude outboard has a listed dry weight of 365 - 393 lbs, depending on the particular model.

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What is the best marine oil to use with a 50 hp mercury outboard motor?

This question is like comparing Mercury to Evinrude, it would depend on personal preference. Generally, any brand name, TC-W3 rated 2 stroke oil, blended for outboard use will work. It is also a good idea not to mix different brands of oil in the oil tank of oil injected engines.

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